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And it started.
See you guys when it's done (if I can talk) hehe

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Fan' review: Shah Rukh Khan is in the mood to kill; crowds thrilled

Shah Rukh Khan's 'Fan' review: What a triumphant return to form for an actor whose career has been lately beleaguered by sub-standard scripts and mediocre directors. This time Shah Rukh is in the mood to kill and we don't mean that just as a metaphor.

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fan, fan review, fan movie,fan movie review, fan film review, fan release today, SRK FAN, SRK FAN review Shah Rukh Khan's Fan' review: Outwardly playing Aryan Khanna, the superstar , would seem relatively easier for Shah Rukh than playing the obsessive fan. But playing the star is actually a far tougher task. Shah Rukh incorporates elements from his real life into the on-screen persona.

Shah Rukh Khan's Fan' review: What a triumphant return to form for an actor whose career has been lately beleaguered by sub-standard scripts and mediocre directors. This time Shah Rukh is in the mood to kill and we don't mean that just as a metaphor. As this far-from-frothy take on the very complex star-fan relationships develops into a ominous cat-and-mouse chase, Shah Rukh grips both the characters-yes, for those who came in late he plays both the star and the fan-in a firm grasp that makes us simply gasp.

Shah Rukh Khan is in full command of both the characters. He gives both Aryan and Gaurav ample room to grow, grow apart and then clash in ways that shows what skilful scripting can do to a superstar's yearning to excel.

Outwardly playing Aryan Khanna, the superstar , would seem relatively easier for Shah Rukh than playing the obsessive fan. But playing the star is actually a far tougher task. Shah Rukh incorporates elements from his real life into the on-screen persona. Aryan Khan comes across as a very humane icon, there are bouts of charm and fits of rage going hand-in-hand here. He makes no attempts to deify himself. That's what gives the narrative its muscle and lubrication.

As for the fan Gaurav Chanana, the prosthetics go a long way in creating a character who is so believable and yet so distinguished Aryan Khanna that it's almost like two different actors playing the two roles. The voice, the body language and the complete character transformation, we've seen Shah Rukh do it in "My Name Is Khan" and "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi."

Fan, fan movie review, srk fan reviews Fan review: SRK's film is expected to turn into a massive hit as the online searches for any news related to it are numbered in the tens of millions.

From the sunny to the sinister, Shah Rukh's Gaurav Chanana takes us on a rollercoaster ride across a plot which is propelled by pungency. The superstar gets some valuable support from co-actors like Sayani Gupta, Deepika Amin and Yogendra Tikoo whose presence is skillfully woven into the darkly disarming drama of a duel between the dapper star and his distressed disingenuous doppelganger.

Writer Habib Faisal seems to tap into the fan's inner-most adulation for the star. There is more angst than sweetness in the relationship. In scene after scene, even when the angry fan gets down to create a scene', Faisal conceptualizes the turbulent conflict between the idolized and the idoliser, with a keen eye on keeping the drama on a tight leash.

For a large part of the narrative the energy and mood are bridled and broken down to an acceptable and credible level. The director films the duel of deception in bright colours that flatter to deceive. The bonhomie wears thin soon enough. When it does, the narrative is ready to shift gears with brisk adeptness.

A lot of the credit for bringing the two protagonists' irreconcilable lives into a karmic clasp goes to editor Namrata Rao. She breathes an urgency into the proceedings without knocking the drama senseless . Towards the end, the plot begins to fall apart. Which, in a way, is what is only to be expected. Doom, you see, a pre-condition in a relationship between unequals.

What "Fan" ultimately says about the star's equation with his admirers is that tragedy awaits any attempt to break the barrier that divides the heroes from their followers. Every star who thinks he and she must mingle with the fans and "belong" with them must see this film.
Film: Fan'; Director: Maneesh Sharma; Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Sayani Gupta , Deepika Amin and Yogendra Tikoo; Rating: ****
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Video | 'Fan' Review: Shah Rukh Khan charms as Aryan Khanna, stuns as Gaurav Chandna

Shah Rukh Khan in a still from Fan...

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Nayandeep Rakshit | Fri, 15 Apr 2016-05:29pm , dna webdesk

A film made by a fan for fans, this is another review of SRK's Fan by another fan...

Shah Rukh Khan's much awaited flick Fan has just hit the theatres. And the film has received a thunderous response at the box office already. Running packed houses in key centres, SRK's dual act has done the trick for the film.

Mostly receiving positive feedback from audiences and critics alike, Shah Rukh and the entire team of Fan has reasons to be happy about. Made by a fan for all the fans, this movie leaves you impressed

http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report-fan-video-review-shah-rukh-khan-charms-as-aryan-khanna-stuns-as-gaurav-chandna-2202394

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Film #FAN is running with good occupancy so day1 business can be 25Cr or more. Superb!


YAYYY...Kiffu enjoy..will wait for your review:)

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Nobody here is stressing about the BO collections, how good is that. All SRK fans want is a quality performance from him which we all know he is very well capable of..:) Plus WOM is positive, I am so happy.

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Critics' Verdict: Shah Rukh Khan Rules in Fan'


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Fan Review: A Shah Rukh Khan Show All The Way

By BusinessofCinema News Network on April 15, 2016

 

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Writer Habib Faisal has built complexity and layers into the potent idea of a fan's obsession with his idol. This is an amazing idea for a dark and twisted thriller " the crazy and symbiotic relationship between celebrities and their fans.

Gaurav Chandna (Shah Rukh Khan) is obsessed with superstar Aryan Khanna (Shah Rukh Khan). It's almost providential that he also happens to be Aryan's doppelganger, referring to himself as Junior Aryan Khanna. Faisal and director Maneesh Sharma open up a Pandora's box on the psychological downside to deep adoration and idol worship through Gaurav's one-sided love for Aryan.

Gaurav runs a cyber centre in Delhi but dreams of travelling to Mumbai, just like Aryan did - without the ticket, and plans to stay at the same hotel Aryan stayed at during his days of struggle. Aryan Khanna's life draws exactly from Shah Rukh Khan's - the film clips, interviews, speeches Gaurav inhales and imbibes are all real clips from Khan's life and career. Khanna too lives at a palatial seaside mansion, has two children and a glamorous wife (Waluscha De Sousa), a second home in London and a sea of fans waiting for a glimpse outside his house.

The sycophancy is slightly annoying but there is enough fiction too (and lots of holes in the plot). Fortunately, Shah Rukh Khan is not playing himself when he is acting as Aryan. Aryan is egotistical, harsh, and not particularly likeable. SRK as Gaurav, on the other hand, brings pathos to the character. We feel for the misled, heartbroken boy who has seen his angel fall from grace, and made sure he is humiliated on the way down. Greg Cannom's terrific makeup work on Khan contributes in large measure to this believability and the success of the double role.

Also on the upside are Manu Anand's camerawork and Andrea Guerra's notable background music. On the downside are the three endless action sequences and one major flaw - no one who encounters Gaurav acknowledges or remarks on their uncanny resemblance. It's as if only Gaurav sees it.

Snubbed and ill-treated by Aryan, a wounded and distraught Gaurav begins to plot Aryan's downfall. With this, the film explores notions of the fragility of stardom and fame, the egos of stars, their influence but equally their lack of privacy and their commoditization.

Fan' opens a small window into the fish bowl existence of superstars most poignant as Khan plays a fan in a swell of the nameless multitude the superstar waves at, dances for and thanks in his speeches. You cannot ignore the ironic reference to Salman Khan whose wax statue watches Gaurav manhandle Aryan's effigy in the wax museum. Shah Rukh Khan's neighbour Salman too attracts hundreds of fans on weekends, desperate for that one glance at their favourite star. It makes Aryans message all the more poignant when he says that fans/ duplicates must not live their lives in the shadow of the star, but make their own identity.

While this is a Shah Rukh Khan shows all way, Waluscha De Souza, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Sayani Gupta, Deepika Amin and Yogendra Tikku step into supporting roles. The most delightful part is seeing Khan perform, transform, and break away from the ego trip and the reverence to play the youthful, gangly Gaurav with a fatal attraction.

Yes, it is rather meta and self-congratulatory. Khan is so convincing as Gaurav playing Aryan - arms outstretched, quiver in the voice and a tilted, dimpled smile - almost a parody of himself, that Fan' is entirely worth the time to see him step out of his romantic hero/ comic comfort zone and delve into the darker spaces of his life experiences to deliver a performance that will be hard to forget.

Rating: ***

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Fan review: Shah Rukh Khan is a scene stealer as Gaurav in this drama

There are plenty of falls in Fan - physically, morally and occasionally even on the narrative front. But Fan also marks the resurgence of Shah Rukh the dramatic actor, the one which went on a hiatus for a couple of years to produce films that were trope-ridden affairs.

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Shah Rukh Khan in a still from Fan

Direction: Maneesh Sharma
Cast:Shah Rukh Khan, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Deepika Amin, Yogendra Tikku, Sayani Gupta, Waluscha De Sousa

Ratings: 4 Star Rating: Recommended4 Star Rating: Recommended4 Star Rating: Recommended(3/5)

There are plenty of falls in Fan - physically, morally and occasionally even on the narrative front. But Fan also marks the resurgence of Shah Rukh the dramatic actor, the one which went on a hiatus for a couple of years to produce films that were trope-ridden affairs. In such a scenario it'll be interesting to see how audiences who have been fed a certain brand of SRK will respond to a film that taps into the obsessions of a fan and the vulnerabilities of a star in tackling an irate fan. It's a demanding watch for those accustomed to seeing songs and heroines in a film for here there are none. This is a Shah Rukh show out and out, and for most part it keeps you hooked.

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If somehow you have managed to keep yourself away from the deluge of Fan promotions, then here is the plot. Gaurav (Shah Rukh Khan) is a twenty something man from Inder Vihar in Delhi who has hero worshipped Aryan Khanna (Khan) since he was a child. What makes him stand out from the pack is that he also resembles Khanna - his nose and lips are thinner and physique tinier. Called "photocopy" by those not fond of him, Gaurav is mostly a colony favourite as the guy who does spot-on impersonations of Khanna to win competitions. From the prize money of one, he makes a trip to Mumbai to fulfill his eternal dream - meet Aryan Khanna.

But Khanna's fan-star encounter doesn't go according to plan and falls below his lofty expectations. His exalted status for his idol, whom he occasionally refers to as God, is crushed when the star rebukes him for his actions. Crestfallen that Aryan doesn't appreciate his grandiose gesture, an isolated Gaurav devises revenge strategy inspired by the sentiments of Khanna himself: agar mere fans nahi toh main kuch nahin (a star is nothing without his fan). A year later, Gaurav decides to use his likeness to Aryan Khanna to jeopardise his career and reputation among fans.

It's a novel idea that instigates introspection on how a fan's sense of entitlement and subsequent disillusionment can wreak havoc. What are the boundaries of acceptable and unacceptable behaviour? But Sharma, who came up with the story, and Habib Faisal (Do Dooni Chaar, Ishaqzaade), who has written the screenplay, stretch the concept with little meaningful to add. "Asli drama toh ab shuru hoga," says Gaurav. But that drama turns into a game of cops and robbers that eventually becomes a child's game. Gaurav wants an apology. Aryan won't say sorry.   Questions remain as to why Gaurav who is mistaken for Khanna only after the second half and why not before. There are one too many chase sequences and little other than Gaurav's newfound unwavering contempt for Khanna driving the narrative.

It's not that Fan is not without merit. There is a superb, entirely meta dance medley in which Shah Rukh as Gauarv mimics Shah Rukh's iconic moves. The dramatic sequence in the Madame Tussauds in London where Gaurav mocks and berates his plastic self - "This is fake" - is particularly memorable. Fan the movie travels to Dubrovnik for a fun-tastic reason: just so Aryan Khanna can dance at a wedding for which he has been paid a "bomb" and then show his heroic skills with a well-choreographed parkour chase. It in such sequences when Fan adopts a tongue-in-cheek attitude to question the exalted status of stars and the limitations of Hindi film actors, it is funny.

From recapping the highlights of Shah Rukh's career to presenting glimpses of his fan following and stardom, Fan is very much a tribute to how far and ahead SRK has come.  Faisal and Sharat Katariya (Dum Laga Ke Haisha) make use of Khan's popular dialogues to demonstrate Gaurav's devotion.

Khan as Khanna shows the troubles and frustrations of an actor who has to combat a determined, tad deranged soul. But when Khan is in the mind of Gaurav that he most impresses as he tackles a character whose entire identity centres on an actor. When Gaurav sees Khanna for the first time or hears his voice, it isn't make believe, it is real. He makes you root for Gaurav, the naive youngster, with his Dilli zubaan and enthusiastic deameanour, and a menacing nemesis with his shifty eyes, quivering cries and disconcerting smile.

Fan digs deep into the dynamics of fan-star relationship. And it's a film with a significant message: Imitation is the best form of flattery but it can also hinder creativity and individuality. Shah Rukh displays both these aspects in abundance in Fan. The film is a reminder why the outsider has survived for 25 years, many of them on top. 

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